Welcome to the Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium!

We are home to a varied collection of preserved botanical specimens, proudly serving the needs of students and researchers in Cincinnati and around the world.

About Us

The Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (official acronym: CINC) is a natural history collection of plants and plant-like organisms. Our goal is to promote scientific research and education, as well as creative exploration, and we are committed to engaging students from all backgrounds.

The herbarium holds approximately 127,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, fungi, lichens, and wood samples. The collection is rich in the Flora of Ohio and surrounding states but also has global representation, including a large number of Latin American liverworts, the research focus of the founder of CINC, Margaret H. Fulford. Much of the local material was collected by pioneering plant ecologist E. Lucy Braun, a long-term member of the UC faculty. For more details on the holdings, see Collections, and to learn about the herbarium’s history and the trailblazing women who were instrumental in its foundation, check out our History.

Feel free to contact us at herbarium@ucmail.uc.edu. Contact information for individual staff members can be found on the Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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